OLD POST FILES • 032114

Published 12:30 pm Friday, March 21, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Leist recently celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary.

60 Years Ago: 1954

Lt. and Mrs. Fred Bayley announce the birth of a son, Frederick. • Services are held for Mrs. W.K. McLaurin.

50 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. James Cain announce the birth of a daughter, Sandra.

40 Years Ago: 1974

Virgil Copeland Jr. celebrates his fourth birthday.

30 Years Ago: 1984

Shareena Janiece Ellis celebrates her first birthday. • Dr. Jennifer Hicks speaks at Jackson Street M.B. Church.

20 Years Ago: 1994

Vicksburg’s new computer record system for the police and fire departments and the emergency medical service should be operating in six weeks to two months.

10 Years Ago: 2004

The downtown residence where the Confederate commander of Vicksburg made the decision to surrender the city is in federal hands.